Joined: 11 Feb 2010
|Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:59 pm Post subject: Got in our first couple of games
|I'm a Zombiesmith fan, and the War of Ashes line sucked me in immediately. Viking muppets! Can't resist that. I have the Elvorix starter army with a couple of extra Ylark (is the there anything the Ylark can't do?), painted with orange fur. I also have the Jaarl starter, painted with blue fur. Roman muppets, right up my alley as a heavy infantry fan.
I took the Jaarl, my son took the Elvorix.
Anyhow, they're painted and we ran a couple of games. We did the first scenario, the training one where you have a couple of banners grind on each other to check out the combat system. This was interesting and shows up the combat system as different. New ideas! The Jaarl edged out the Elvorix, but it was tight.
Then it was on to the 2nd scenario, where you actually get a real battle with four banners each (+1 Ylark). We're figuring things out, but it was also entertaining. The combat is interesting, the lack of certainty on how many surges you get, the froth, it's all cool and we give it a thumbs up.
The result was a Jaarl victory. Some lessons:
-the Rigenti are tough, mean bucks. It helps that their victims rolled crap dice, but those dudes are killers.
-can't report on the Valenti skirmishers, they disorganized in the Roar phase and never really got into the battle.
-the Ylarks should ram through an enemy formation in tandem, and try to take it out. Then they need help!
-Froth is an interesting concept, and the Elvorix really needed it to keep their spearbuck/linebuck formation viable.
-basic Elvorix against basic Roccio is a good matchup. Next time he's going to target the Rigenti with the Ylark and we'll see how it all turns out.
Again, two thumbs up. Cool figures, fun to paint, and a good game.